Grants Help Individuals with Disabilities to Participate in Local Activities

Living with a disability has its challenges and it leaves some of us wondering if it’s possible to retain control and independence. The short answer is yes! You can enjoy everyday life. Individuals with disabilities often have special needs to address and sometimes lack the necessary funding to provide for those needs, hence the necessity for grants. GrantWatch is proud to have a category of grants specifically for Disabilities, with close to 500 grants currently listed in the directory! The necessary funding makes it possible to help the disabled improve their quality of life. Grants can help to enhance independence, self-empowerment, and outlook. Regardless of the disability, it’s entirely feasible to conquer the obstacles we encounter and embrace a rich and satisfying life.

Local, State, and National Support

A wealth of financial and in-kind support is available to individuals living with disabilities, guaranteeing equitable access to education and employment opportunities, and allowing them to lead typical lives. An array of federal, state, and foundation grants are ready to help people in need of assistance. It’s just a matter of reaching out to get the application process started. The following is a short list of foundations that work with individuals and their families to provide help in overcoming adversity and enjoying everyday activities.

  • The STAR Institute offers assessments and personalized treatments at their treatment center in Denver for children dealing with conditions such as Sensory Processing Disorder, autism, ADHD, and OCD, among others.
  • The Dreamscape Foundation believes the power to effect change lies in a community coming together in outreach services. Furthermore, they believe that knowledge is only as good as the action you take because of it. While no one can be prepared for an unforeseen disability, there remains one actionable avenue, and it holds the promise of hope.
  • United Cerebral Palsy has a network of affiliates across the United States to deliver services and assistance to individuals with disabilities in their respective communities.

Below is a list provided by GrantWatch of grants for Individuals with disabilities.

Grants for Individuals with Disabilities

  1. Grants to nonprofits to improve the lives of at-risk military veterans and their families. Funding supports a range of services and programs including therapeutic and recreational activities, and career training and education. In addition, there are rehabilitation programs, shelters for the homeless, and a supply of mobility items.
  2. In addition, grants to eligible nonprofits, public school districts, and public and private elementary and secondary schools to benefit local residents. Funding is for programs that address mobility, traffic safety, education, and the environment. Priority will be for programs supporting marginalized communities (and have the potential for participation of Honda associates as volunteers).
  3. In addition, grants are offered to individuals with disabilities for the costs of participation in sports activities. Altogether, funding supports training, coaching, competition costs, travel, and equipment purchases and maintenance. In fact, it’s important to note that eligible applicants are individuals with permanent physical disabilities that impair mobility, affect the neuromuscular system, or impair balance or motor control.
  4. Grants of up to $75,000 to nonprofits, institutions, and associations for projects to benefit and serve individuals affected by spinal cord diseases and injuries, including veterans. Funding is for projects to provide broad-based educational opportunities. Key elements of projects include potential replication of proposals and effective dissemination plans
  5. There are also grants to eligible nonprofits to benefit local residents. Moreover, past grant support included Special Olympics and housing initiatives, addressed food insecurity, and assisted families of military veterans.

Additional Disabilities Grants

  • Grants to Institutions of Higher Education (IHEs) for projects to increase the diversity of online resources. Funding is for projects addressing the histories and interests of BIPOC and other marginalized communities. In fact, the goal is to promote and provide resources for projects that diversify the digital domain, advance justice and equity in digital scholarly practice, and/or contribute to public understanding of racial and social justice issues. The program addresses inequities in access to tools and supports digital work among scholars across various fields. This includes those working with under-utilized or understudied source materials, and those in institutions with less support for digital projects. Programs also promote inclusion and sustainability.
  • There are also grants to junior faculty researchers for retinal health research projects. Funding is for the following expenses: staff salaries, research supplies, and partial support of the candidate’s salary. The purpose is to advance research to cure retinal degenerative disease.
  • Grants to nonprofits, IHEs, agencies, and Native American tribal entities for health services research. Funding addresses health services research issues critical to AHRQ priority populations, including individuals with disabilities and other special health care needs, low-income and minority groups, women, children, and the elderly; and those who need chronic or end-of-life health care.
  • Lastly, grants of up to $3,000 to nonprofits to improve the quality of life in communities. The focus of proposals includes (the needs of) the disabled, children, the elderly, substance abuse, the homeless, and the family.

To conclude, GrantWatch hopes you or someone you know can take advantage of one of these grant funding opportunities!

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